Today, April 14, the first major system update for the PlayStation 5 rolls out worldwide. This update comes with some much-requested improvements from the community, although we are definitely missing some important features. You can now copy PS5 games to the external USB storage. Previously, this was only possible for saving and playing PlayStation 4 games. For PS5 games, you can save them to the external USB storage, but you can’t play them. To do that, you first have to copy them back to the PlayStation 5. We do not get anywhere with this. You also cannot directly download games to an external storage. Incidentally, according to Sony, it is faster to copy games from a USB storage back to the console itself than to download them again or copy them from a disc. According to Sony, the company is still working on further possibilities via M.2 drives in the future to further increase the storage via external SSDs.
Various improvements with system update PlayStation 5
Other improvements are for Cross-generation Share Play. Users of PS4s and PS5s can use Share Play so that users of the old console can watch the PS5 user or even try the PS5 games via Share Play. You will also be able to easily switch between a party and your friends list. Notifications can also be switched on and off for the different parties you are part of. Pre-downloading games will also be possible and there will be new settings for your trophies and statistics. The PlayStation app also comes with new features.
The full list of improvements can be found on this one Sony blog page. The system update for the PlayStation 5 is rolling out worldwide today.